Farmers markets opening for the season

April 22, 2022
Farmers market dill, radishes, peas, shallots, chard

The first spring farmers market opens tomorrow, kicking off the 2022 season. The Farmers Market Annex opens April 23 with the other 18 farmers markets and mini-markets following over the next several weeks.

When the Midtown Farmers Market opens for the season, it returns in its original location at 2225 E. Lake St. This market was the first farmers market in the state to allow shoppers to buy food with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and its return is important to the community.

Market Bucks and SNAP

Shopping at farmers markets is an easy way for everyone to get healthy, local food on the table. The Market Bucks incentive matches up to $10 worth of coupons per day to customers who use SNAP benefits to buy eligible food at participating farmers markets. Participating markets are noted in the farmers markets map and downloadable list on the City website.

2021 was a record year for SNAP and Market Bucks use citywide, bolstered by pandemic SNAP funds. Farmers market customers in Minneapolis spent more than $182,000 in SNAP and Market Bucks last year using regular and pandemic SNAP dollars.

Spring, summer, fall farmers market locations and schedules

To see the 2022 farmers markets schedule, visit the City website.

To learn more about local farmers markets, visit the farmers markets page on the City website.

How local is local? In 2021, the average distance traveled from farm to market was 47 miles.

Homegrown Minneapolis also offers other ways to get healthy, local food on the table. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.

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